The black chopper flown by the smugglers at the start of the episode explodes when a live grenade is dropped. This same chopper becomes Patterson's later on.
William Smith, who plays Patterson, the bad guy, in this episode, also played a bad guy in the episode "The Girl Who Fell From the Sky."
After the show was cancelled the chopper was sold to a German firm. Airwolf - as a Bell 222 - flew as an air ambulance, and eventually crashed on 9 June 1991, during a thunderstorm, killing all three passengers.
Pre-production title: "Even Pigeons Bleed"